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Mayor on board with ‘Bus plus Train Week’

Mid & East Antrim’s First Citizen, Councillor Audrey Wales is asking borough residents to give the bus and train a go and get on-board Bus + Train Week which runs from June 5-11.

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The EITP Team:  left to Right: Denise Bryans, Midwife, Natalie Hanna, MSW, Nichola Park, Quality Data Support Officer, Jennifer McIlreavy, Midwife, Barbara Strawbridge, EITP Implementation Manager, Anne Dent, Midwife and Martina Doolan, Interim Lead Midwife, Community and Public Health.

New support for first time mums

New mothers in the Northern Trust can now avail of a free support programme to help them prepare for the birth of their first child.

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Vienna Christmas market

Flights for Christmas shopping trips to Prague and Vienna launched TODAY

Two dedicated Christmas market trips from Belfast International Airport to Prague and Vienna have been launched.

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Slemish Area WI annual meeting Top Table, Secretary Margaret Ferguson, Guest Speaker Jennifer Campbell, Area Executive Member Sophia Maybin, Chairman Yvonne Crabbe, Homes and Garden Diane Murdoch. Photographs by Ernest O'Hara.

Slemish Area Women’s Institute members celebrate their success

Members of the nine Institutes which form Slemish Area WI celebrated a very successful year when they attended their annual

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Professor Lindsay Greer (guest speaker), Mrs Jane Allen, Lady Joan Alderdice and Lord John Alderdice at the Ballymena Academy reunion in Whitehall.

Former Academy pupils gather at London reunion

London’s Whitehall was the venue recently for a reunion of former Ballymena Academy pupils.

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Dress for the job you want (not the one you have)

Dress to impress: interview style advice for women

Although a catwalk-inspired outfit won’t necessarily be the sole reason you land your dream job, it’ll certainly make a great first impression.

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Alanis Millar who has helped launch a nationwide campaign for British Sign Language (BSL) to be taught in schools.

Antrim teen launches campaign for school sign language lessons

A 14-year-old deaf girl from Antrim has just launched a nationwide campaign for British Sign Language to be taught in schools.

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Dogs’ Trust Fun Day invitation extended

Dogs Trust Ballymena is inviting dog-lovers and their four-legged friends to its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday June 10, in its first new venue in 29 years.

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Pictured at Loker Cemetery paying their respects to all those who faced the terrors of World War 1 trench warfare are Cadet Sergeant Eve Bankhead and Cadet Corporal Jessica Montgomery, both members of the Carrickfergus Grammar School Detachment Army Cadet Force.

Carrickfergus students journey into the history of World War One

Carrickfergus Cadets have been stepping into the past with a journey of discovery around some of the World War One battlefields of Belgium and France.

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A new edition of A History of St Johns Church, Donegore, by Margaret Bell (pictured) has justbeen published.

Donegore Church history is republished

A new edition of A History of St John’s Church, Donegore, by Margaret Bell has just been published.

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L-R: Asda Ballyclare Deputy Store Manager, Greg Wishart; Volunteer Co-Ordinator at Ballymena Area Children's Contact Service, Nicola Newbury; and Asda Ballyclare Community Champion, Claione Alderdice, at the cheque presentation.

Funding boost for Ballymena Area Children’s Contact Service

Ballymena Area Children’s Contact Service is among the latest local groups to benefit from Asda Foundation support.

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Community-based groups in Larne which are making a positive difference to society are being encouraged to access a new �1M fund which has been set up by three Northern Ireland charities.  Pictured at the launch of the Building Better Futures fund are Martin McCarthy, Director, Building Change Trust, Una MaCauley, Honorary Secretary, Belfast Charitable Society and Damian McAteer, Vice-Chair, Ulster Community Investment Trust.

£1million fund could help to ‘Build a Better Future’ in Larne

Community-based groups in Larne which are making a positive difference to society are being encouraged to access a new £1million fund which has been set up by three Northern Ireland charities.

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The Ahoghill 'In Bloom' team who put outa call for assistance to the local community for a major spring 'tidy up' and were delighted to receive international support in the form of Thora O'Grady who was  on holiday in the village.

Ahoghill In Bloom team litter pick attracts support from Canada!

Ahoghill is through to the final of this year’s All Ireland Tidy Town competition and, keen to keep the village in tip-top condition, the local ‘In Bloom’ team put out a call for assistance to the local community for a major spring ‘tidy up’.

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Justin Edwards, CCEA, presents multiple award winner David Byrne, St Louis Grammar, with his GCSE awards.

Four GCSE Top Candidate awards for St Louis Grammar student

A Ballymena student has received a staggering four GCSE Top Candidate Awards from The Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).

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The Nokia 3310

Nokia announce release date for new 3310

It's official: the new and improved Nokia 3310 is set to be relaunched on 24 May 2017.

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Raft Race 2017 events to include fantastic Sunday family fun

Raft Race 2017 events to include fantastic Sunday family fun

Portrush Raft Race will take place on Saturday, May 27 at the Harbour in Portrush as part of a jam-packed Bank Holiday weekend of family fun.

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Pastor Martyn McGeown who has published his first book, Called to watch for Christs Return.

Ballymena church Missionary pens book on ‘Christ’s return’

Pastor Martyn McGeown, missionary of Ballymena’s Covenant Protestant Reformed Church (CPRC), has published his first book, ‘Called to watch for Christ’s Return’.

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A Childrens Cancer Help book collection, which provides information to inform and give emotional support to young people going through or experiencing cancer in their lives, is now available at Antrim Library.

Cancer Help Books for kids now at libraries

Libraries NI now offers a ‘Children’s Cancer Help book collection,’ which is available in five public libraries, including Antrim.

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Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home in Ballymena has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the Top 20 care homes in Northern Ireland.�(Submitted Picture).

Residents rate Braefield one of province’s Top 20 care homes

Braefield Nursing & Residential Care Home in Ballymena has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the Top 20 care homes in Northern Ireland. 

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Cancer Fund for Children is urging local school children to get sun savvy.The local charity is raising awareness of the importance of staying safe in the sun through its annual Hat and Shades campaign. Included (centre) is Rebecca Oates, Schools and Youth Fundraiser for Cancer Fund for Children. To find out more go to cancerfundforchildren.com or call 028 9080 5599.

Schools urged to get sun savvy and hold a ‘Hats and Shades Day’

With the Northern Irish summer appearing to be on its way, a local children’s cancer charity is encouraging schoolchildren in Ballymena and Antrim to stay savvy when it comes to the sun’s harmful rays.

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